Results 181–200 of 3280 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Primates (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: In 2016 652 non-human primates used for the first time in scientific research came from Asia and 1,525 came from Africa. The Home Office ensures that animals are only used when necessary and under strict controls which keep suffering to the minimum necessary. Any research that is licensed has undergone a thorough harm-benefit analysis including ensuring that the planned work fully implements...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Primates (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office ensures that animals are only used when necessary and under strict controls which keep suffering to a minimum. Any research which we licence must undergo a thorough harm-benefit analysis including ensuring that the planned work implements the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement).

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (6 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office does not hold this information. The police in England and Wales do not judge ‘extremism’ to be either a criminal or civil offence. As a consequence they do not collect or store the data within the parameters requested. New criminal offences may be considered by the Counter Extremism Commission.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Police (6 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: For reason of national security we cannot publically disclose this information. Government spending on C.T. across Whitehall has risen 30% from the forecasted 1.7bn in 2015 to £15.2bn.

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: Syria (5 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: Approximately 850 UK linked individuals of national security concern have travelled to engage with the Syrian conflict. We estimate that just under half have returned and approximately 15% are now dead. This number includes all those of national security concern, not just those affiliated with Daesh. Everyone who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq must expect to be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Newham (5 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: Prevent funding is prioritised based on threat and risk. We have identified 48 priority areas across the country where we assess the risk of radicalisation to be highest. Each priority area receives funding for a dedicated Prevent co-ordinator and for civil society organisations to deliver campaigns and activity that counter terrorist narratives and build resilience in communities against...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prisoners' Release: Terrorism (5 Sep 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of terrorism and domestic extremist prisoners released from prison custody. These data are published in the ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation” statistical bulletins, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/operation-of-police...

Written Answers — Home Office: Electronic Warfare (3 Aug 2017)

Ben Wallace: In November 2016 the Government published a new five year National Cyber Security Strategy, which is supported by £1.9billion of transformational investment which includes a programme of active cyber defence; the creation of the National Cyber Security Centre, and a dedicated ability to counter-attack in cyber space. The Home Office works closely with both the National Cyber Security...

Written Answers — Home Office: Qatar: Counter-terrorism (24 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Sharaka is a bilateral forum between the United Kingdom and the State of Qatar. It covers a range of regional and bilateral issues, including occasional discussion of counter terrorism, for example our work through the Global Counter Daesh Coalition to tackle the threat posed by Daesh.

Written Answers — Home Office: Qatar: Counter-terrorism (24 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: Since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in December 2016, the Metropolitan Police – in conjunction with the Charity Commission -have continued to develop mentoring activity in Doha on countering terrorist finance, as well as arranging for a visit to the UK by a cross-agency Qatari delegation. We are planning for further engagement on the issue of terrorism and terrorist...

Written Answers — Home Office: Metropolitan Police (24 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: For reasons of national security we do not publically disclose detailed allocation of funding for counter terrorism by force area or by capability. The Government has a constructive dialogue with policing to ensure that the right powers, capabilities and resources are in place. Overall this Government has protected Counter-Terrorism police spend in real terms over the Spending Review period,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud: Telephone Systems (24 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: Telephony fraud takes a number of forms such as telephone calls that impersonate a bank to persuade victims to transfer money to a fraudulent bank account; a remote attack on a telephony system; obtaining mobile telephony services by providing false details, or making nuisance calls. All telephony fraud should be reported to Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. ...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Police (24 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office collects and publishes data annually on the number of officers primarily employed in Counter Terrorism/Special Branch roles as part of the Police workforce, England and Wales statistical bulletin. This can be accessed at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-workforce-e ngland-and-wales. Data as at 31 March 2016 can be found in Table F4 of the police workforce...

Written Answers — Home Office: Metropolitan Police (20 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: We keep our preparedness for terrorist attacks under constant review. Since the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008, the Home Office has worked with emergency services to develop a strong, police-led capability to deal with large-scale attacks in the UK. We looked again at our response following the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015. Those attacks highlighted the challenges any country would...

Written Answers — Home Office: Greater Manchester Police (20 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: For security reasons, the Home Office cannot comment on the operational deployment of armed policing capabilities.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Mutual Recognition of Freezing & Confiscation Orders COM (2016) 819 final (20 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government has decided that the UK will opt in to the Regulation on the Mutual Recognition of Freezing and Confiscation Orders. The proposed Regulation would replace and build upon the existing mutual recognition framework which is currently in two existing instruments – the Council Framework Decision on the execution in the European Union of orders of freezing property of evidence...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (19 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office is committed to not placing unnecessary bureaucratic burdens on the police and has scrapped all central targets. However, Chief Constables are under a duty to comply with the Strategic Policing Requirement (SPR). The SPR provides a framework for consistent, collective decision making by forces, but leaves the specifics of how this should be achieved to Chief Constables. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad (18 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: Approximately 850 UK linked individuals of national security concern have travelled to engage with the Syrian conflict. We estimate that just under half have returned. This number includes all those of national security concern, not just those affiliated with Daesh. Everyone who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq must expect to be investigated by the police to determine...

Written Answers — Home Office: Europol and Interpol: Finance (18 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: Europol has a budget of £82mn (€95mn) and is centrally funded from the EU budget. The UK contributes to the budget as a whole, not to individual projects. The UK financing share (net of the rebate) of the 2016 EU budget was 13.45%. INTERPOL’s accounts are operated on a calendar basis, from January to December. The UK’s annual subscription to INTERPOL for 2016 was...

Written Answers — Home Office: Maryam Rajavi (18 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: In 2014 the Supreme Court upheld the Home Secretary’s decision to maintain the exclusion of Maryam Rajavi.


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